Find information on safe driving resources and older adult transportation services at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/transportation.htm or call 703-324-7948, TTY 711.
In the first segment of this episode of Mature Living, driving safety expert, Mike Perel, discusses age-related changes that can impact safe driving and the kinds of accidents older adults are more likely to have. AARP’s Bervin Elliott then discusses the Virginia AARP Safe Driver Program as well as the CarFit program, a program that ensures drivers appropriately “fit” their vehicles.
The second segment explores when it’s time to hang up the keys, the importance of developing an alternative transportation plan, and county transportation resources. Guest include: Nancy Lo, Virginia GrandDriver Program, Karen Hannigan, the county’s Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resource Line, and Jennifer Kanarek, NV Rides.